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  1. Add support for optional environments in release path

    Here is a typical scenario. Let's say I have a Dev, 2 Test, 1 Prod and Training environments.
    Whenever a new build is available, I want it to go through the mandatory Dev, Test 1 and Prod environments. But it could optionally be deployed on the Test 2 and Training environments depending on whether the Approver for these environments approves or reject the release.

    At the moment (2013 Update 1), the issue is if the Test 2 Approver reject the build, I cannot proceed the Prod environment.

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      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Offer FREE Deployment servers

      When I complete a Desktop application by Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2013, comes the time for Publishing and Deployment.

      I want to publish my project somewhere where I can give the users the link of so they are directed to the download link of the setup.exe of my project, but as I understood, I need to get an FTP server to publish the "install" and it's also the same as the "updates" lookup place so it installs the desktop app's updates automatically or as I set in the "Project Properties". What I do now and I don't like is…

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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • The idea: "Visual Basic".

        Summary: Bring back an Independent VB IDE, capable to create all kind of applications and solutions. Mobile, WinRT, WinForms, Web, Installers, images and other media files, help files, reports and charts. Capable to do it by using WebForms, Web MVC/Razor, Silverlight (not just Lightswitch but Silverlight really), and WPF of course. And if Microsoft can do it, OS multiplatform. This time, the IDE must be purely for the VB language.

        BASIC as a programming language is not "just for kids", as is often read in forums and sometimes hear from other programmers. This is a high-level language, easy understanding and…

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          2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • bring old musoc hub back or add option for recently added and revently played music......improve photo hub and add background photo in hub

          Bring old music hub back or add option for recently played and recently added music.
          Bring back the background image in photo hub.
          Add option to connect windows phone to smart tv as usb device.

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support the TFS 2013 extensions to sharepoint 2013 support Windows Server 2012 R2

            I cannot install the tfs extensions to sharepoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The installer reports an incompatible OS

            Nice coordination of product releases. Server comes out, then 6 months later sharepoint gets an update, but no update to TFS

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            • Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu

              Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu.

              Allow us to nest files in solution explorer without having to edit the csproj file. For example, we have 4 files that are breeze.*.js, and I like to nest them as dependent on breeze.js so they show up collapsed in solution explorer.

              Currently we edit the csproj file to do this, and we also do it for css and for custom js. Another example:

              repositories.js
              -- attendee.repository.js
              -- session.repository.js
              -- speaker.repository.js
              -- lookup.repository.js
              -- abstract.repository.js

              For files like jQuery that have 4 or 5 dependent files this is…

              349 votes
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                6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Set The Priority Of A Story From The Kanban View

                As a TFS End User, I would like to Set The Priority Of A Story From The Kanban View, So that I can groom the backlog

                Acceptance Criteria

                Given that I have created stories, and/or corresponding tasks, when I drag and drop the story the priority is set.

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                • Allow super simple updating of interface when changing a method in a class implementing a interface.

                  Quite common is that I change the definition of a repo method. I now change it, then remember to go change it in the interface as well as any place using it.

                  Some easy way of updating the interface as well as showing a list of all places that use the old signature, enabling me to easliy go trough and update.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Get TFS Version Controlled files with the modification time that the file had when it was last edited before checkin.

                    Get TFS Version Controlled files with the modification time that the file had when it was last edited before checkin.

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                    • 1 vote
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide option to group Generic types

                        Every construct that will reduce the number of generic types needed to be written will significantly improve readability and maintainability.

                        I suggest to provide 'grouping' of generic types (as one can do in C++ by using templates and typedefs), something like:

                        genericsgroup TypesIntDataProvider
                        {
                        TFetchParams,
                        TResult where TResult : IEnumerable<int>
                        }

                        interface DataProvider<TypesIntDataProvider T>
                        {
                        T.TResult Fetch(T.TFetchParams fetchParams);
                        }

                        Or even crazy generics- 'genericsgroup' with implicitly inferred types:

                        genericsgroup TypesDataProvider<TItem>
                        {
                        TFetchParams,
                        TResult where TResult : IEnumerable<TItem>
                        }

                        interface DataProvider<TypesDataProvider T>
                        // I DO expect TItem to be inferred on instantiation
                        {
                        T.TResult Fetch(T.TFetchParams fetchParams);
                        }

                        Then use it like: …

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • A specific Visual Studio only for Office apps, free for developers, allowing testing in Office

                          A specific Visual Studio only for Office apps, free for developers, allowing testing in Office. If not "Express" free version, low cost, as full VS Pro is expensive for HTML5/JS editor.

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • LiveID aliases

                            When one user authorizes another to their TFS or VSO project, they do so by email address. But if the address they specify is a secondary alias on my LiveID, the authorization does not work. It only works if the address is my primary Alias. If the alias is "confirmed" through my LiveID (msAccount), then authorization should work.

                            21 votes
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                            • Need an API that splits CJK text to words

                              Need an API that splits CJK text to words

                              Example : は機器のタグである。

                              the above text contains 3 to 4 words in Japanese but space is not delimiter. Its difficult to split.

                              Java has got one good API to handle this..

                              Refernce : http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/i18n/text/word.html

                              Please develop a generic API to handle these scenarios.

                              It helps for heterogeneous products

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • quiet

                                I am comparing MSBuild to RunMSBuild. When I compile my source code manually with MSBuild, I can set the verbosity option to "Quiet". In RunMSBuild activity this option is not available (because it does not exist as an enum). My question is: Is this an intentional implementation of RunMSBuild?

                                MSBuild documentation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms164311.aspx

                                Best regards,
                                Rainer

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                                • Add simple instrumentation for lower VS editions with execution times shown for each LOC

                                  http://joeduffyblog.com/2010/09/06/the-premature-optimization-is-evil-myth/

                                  " understanding what things cost and paying attention to them is admittedly more difficult – and arguably more important – in C# than it was back in the good ole’ C days"

                                  Have simplified instrumenting feature for also lower VS editions, that would do a run, then insert the time it took to run a particular LOC alongside the code instead of being a separate wizard and dialog driven system. eg. Press Shift+F5 to do a profile run, then when you close, it shows execution time for each line.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add a login form to pass the authentication to the proxy when trying to add telemtry to project

                                    When I try to 'Add Application Insights telemetry to project' I get an error because the proxy requires Authentication.
                                    I suggest you add a login form to pass the authentication to the proxy.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow the input of story points on the 'backlog gridstyle view'

                                      having the story point field editable in the list or grid view of the backlog would be handy, that way we wouldn't have to open each individual work item/task/user story to add the story points after our estimation sessions

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                                      • Keep the Source Control Explorer and Work Item Query windows open when Visual Studio closes or when connection to the TFS server is lost.

                                        Visual Studio does a great job remembering which files I have opened, so when I close VS they are re-opened when VS is opened again. However, whenever I close Visual Studio, VS forgets that I had Source Control Explorer and any Work Item Query windows open.

                                        Additionally, since I work on a VPN, my connection to the server is closed every night. Whenever connection to the VPN is lost, Visual Studio automatically closes the SCE and WIQ windows. This is extremely annoying, and it would be great if Visual Studio was able to remember that these windows are supposed to…

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                                        • Enhance the open files dropdown list with button for remove

                                          Hi,

                                          I know this might be a small thing but it keeps coming to my head.
                                          I would like to suggest you to add a close button for the open files in the dropdownlist. Please see attached img.

                                          Thanks,
                                          Corina

                                          12 votes
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